It all started with the Albury Gold Cup.
For months, coronavirus news had been floating in the background.
From the crisis in Wuhan to sporadic cases in Melbourne and Sydney.
Still, to many regional folk, it seemed a city issue.
Then on March 13 Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced gatherings of more than 500 people would be banned from March 15.
Each falling like dominoes only hours after Mr Morrison took to his podium.
Still like seemed somewhat normal, the Prime Minister declared he was still going to go to the footy ahead of the March 15 implementation date, and Opera in the Alps and Chryslers in the Murray went ahead as planned.
But come Monday March 16, everything had changed and Victoria declared a State of Emergency.
Just over 100 days later, the State of Emergency remains and will stay in place until at least July 19.
Days later on March 22, the first Border resident - a 41-year-old man who'd recently returned from overseas - was diagnosed with coronavirus after being tested in the Wodonga drive-thru clinic.
On March 29, Mr Morrison declared no more than two people were allowed to gather in public and fines would be issued to those outside their house for non-essential reasons.
We were in lockdown. Life on the Border, and beyond, changed overnight.
The bustling hospitality scene shrivelled overnight and workplaces closed as residents embraced working from home.
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Some businesses closed their doors never to reopen, while others temporarily shutdown hoping to weather the storm.
More people were diagnosed with coronavirus on the Border and in April it was revealed a Corowa woman had died after contracting the virus.
Albury MP Justin Clancy said Beryl Bourke's death was a tragedy.
"Sadly it's the first fatality in our area, sadly we need to brace ourselves for further fatalities," he said.
"It's a reminder of the need to continue to heed the public messaging..."
In the intervening months, residents adapted to the 'new normal'.
Schooling went online.
Restaurants expanded to offer take away service or at home meal kits, DJs and musicians looked to gigs.
Slowly, restrictions began to ease.
Eateries in NSW opened to 10 patrons on May 15, then 20 on June 1.
On June 6, Victoria recorded no new cases of coronavirus for the first day since early March, while Albury Wodonga Health hasn't diagnosed a case of COVID-19 in more than 88 days.
But any hope things were going back to normal in Victoria were dashed when an outbreak of new COVID-19 diagnoses in Melbourne led to a tightening of restrictions.
Today, Mr Morrison announced the National Cabinet had discussed changing the four-square-metre rule to a two-square-metre rule in certain states.
In the past 100 days residents in Victoria, NSW and across the country adapted to a situation that was simply unimaginable a year ago.
But the recent outbreak in Melbourne has shown how quickly the situation can once again get out of control.
The past 100 days have changed us, but the next 100 will be just as important as we navigate reopening communities amid infection.